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2016 Chesterfield Retail Awards shortlist announced

With one of the highest retail occupancies in the country, it’s no surprise that competition was tough for one of the coveted spots in the shortlist for the 2016 Chesterfield Retail Awards.

The shortlisted retailers come from across the town’s retail sector, including its historic market, independent stores and large national retailers. 

The annual awards are organised by the town’s inward investment campaign Destination Chesterfield and public nominations from the town’s 71,000 residents, determine the shortlist.

Thirty six Chesterfield based retailers will now go head-to-head in 17 categories on Wednesday 25 May at the annual retail awards. Three businesses have been shortlisted in each category and eight of this year’s shortlist are hoping to retain their titles won at last year’s awards.

Last year’s winner of the coveted Independent Retailer of the Year title, Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce, has been shortlisted for the second year running in the Market Trader of the Year category, which it also won last year. Fellow double award winner last year, Adorn Jewellers, which is based in The Shambles, is also hoping to retain its titles of Jewellery and Accessories Retailer of the Year and Excellence in Customer Service in 2016. 

Peak FM breakfast show presenters, Cat and Stu, will host the awards ceremony at the town’s Winding Wheel venue later this month. 

The breakfast duo commented: “It’s a real honour for us to present the awards. We love the fact that all the shortlisted businesses have been nominated by shoppers. We’re both really new to the area and are working and living in Chesterfield so have seen for ourselves what a great retail scene the town has and a supportive community behind it.”

The shortlisted retailers in the 2016 Chesterfield Retail Awards include:

Excellence in Customer Service – Sponsored by Chatsworth
Adorn Jewellers 
Green + Benz
Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce

Market Trader of the Year - sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council
Joanne Harrop (Ladies cosmetics, hair extensions and accessories)
Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce 
Mr Blanchard – (book stall on the Flea Market)

Best New Store (Opened 2015/2016) – Sponsored by Banner Jones                                                                                                                 Solicitors 
Geeks Headquarters
Green + Benz
Overton Clocks

Hair and Beauty Business of the Year – sponsored by The Chesterfield                                                                                                     College Group
Burlingtons Hair Salon
Mark Leeson

Fashion and Footwear Retailer of the Year – sponsored by In the Works                                                                                                                      PR 
Peter’s Shoemakers & Outfitters

Jewellery and Accessories Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by the                                                                                      Pavements Shopping Centre 
Adorn Jewellers 
Green + Benz
John Stevenson Jewellers

Home and Gifts Retailer of the Year  
H & F
Olympia House Antiques & Craft Centre

Children's Clothes, Toys & Accessories Retailer of the Year – sponsored                                                                                               by Custom Solar
Geeks Headquarters

Food and Drink Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by BHP Accountants 
Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce
RP Davidson Cheese Factor
Northern Tea Merchants

Phones and Technology Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Mitchells                                                Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers  
Chips Computers
Exlen Technology

Leisure Retailer of the Year (Sports, Hobbies, Crafts or Outdoor) –                                                                                    Sponsored by Peak FM
Fred’s Haberdashery
JE James Cycles

Independent Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Jumble Design 
Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce
Lamb’s Cupcakes
RP Davidson Cheese Factor

National/ Multiple Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Vicar Lane 

Market Hall Business of the Year – sponsored by Arvato
Fred’s Haberdashery
Lamb’s Cupcakes
Vicar Lane Shopping Retailer of the Year 
F Hinds
New Look
River Island

Pavements Shopping Centre Retailer of the Year
Fragrance Perfume
Full Monty
Warren James Jewellery

The awards  are  supported  by  members  of  the  business  community,  who  have  not  only sponsored  individual  awards  but  also  the  actual  ceremony.  As well  as  the category   sponsors,  other  supporters  of  the  2016  Chesterfield  Retail  Awards   include the University of Derby, eBusiness Works and the Derbyshire Times.


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Peter Swallow,
Managing Director, Bolsterstone Group Plc.

36 The Bridge Business Centre
Beresford Way
Chesterfield S41 9FG
Tel: 01246 260206
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